The Pew Charitable Trusts uses data to make a difference. For more than 70 years, we have focused on serving the public, invigorating civic life, conducting nonpartisan research, advancing effective public policies and practices, and achieving tangible results. Through rigorous inquiry and knowledge sharing, we inform and engage public-spirited citizens and organizations, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause. We are a dedicated team of researchers, communicators, advocates, subject matter experts, and professionals working on some of today’s big challenges – and we know we are more effective and creative collectively than we are individually. With Philadelphia as our hometown and the majority of our staff located in Washington, D.C., our U.S. and international staff find working at Pew personally and professionally rewarding.
Wise stewardship of resources allows Pew employees to pursue work that strategically furthers our mission in significant and measurable ways. We collaborate with a diverse range of philanthropic partners, public and private organizations, and concerned citizens who share our interest in fact-based solutions and goal-driven initiatives to improve society. Pew attracts top talent, people of integrity who are service-oriented and willing to take on challenging assignments. We provide competitive pay and benefits, a healthy work-life balance, and a respectful and inclusive workplace. Pew employees are proud of their colleagues, proud of where they work, and proud of the institution’s reputation.
The Research and Science Portfolio in Program
The research and science portfolio includes programmatic, functional, and outreach elements. It spans all of Pew’s programmatic work with a focus on advancing quality research and science and deploying research expertise to further the goals of ongoing projects. The portfolio reviews the design of new research projects across the institution to ensure they are high-quality, unbiased, and methodologically sound. The programmatic elements of the portfolio include specific projects related to biomedical science, environmental science, and fiscal federalism. In addition, research and science has a role in communicating timely, accurate information on state issues to the general public as the Pew daily news publication, Stateline, is part of our organization.
A project of the Pew Charitable Trusts based in Washington, D.C., Stateline reports on state and local issues. In addition to publishing original content every weekday, Stateline collects state and local stories from around the country for its daily newsletter and produces special reports, such as its annual State of the States series. Stateline’s readership includes thousands of state officials, policymakers, business leaders, journalists, students of state government and ordinary citizens. The content appears at www.pewstates.org/stateline; the stories also run on news sites and in newspapers around the country.
The senior associate, copy editor, will be primarily responsible for serving as the final gatekeeper before the publication of Stateline content. The successful candidate will become an integral part of the Stateline team, supporting the journalistic mission of the project by ensuring that articles are accurate and meet Pew’s rigorous standards. The senior associate will need to have a fondness for fact-checking, a keen eye for grammar, a good understanding of AP style and story flow, and a collaborative approach to working with reporters, other editors, and our production colleagues.
The position, based in Pew’s Washington, D.C., office, reports to the project director, executive editor. The position has a set time frame that could be extended based on the success of the program, funding sources and board decisions on continued support.